Kelly Sadler Called Meghan McCain To Apologize For Joking Her Father Is ‘Dying’

at SiriusXM Studios on February 5, 2018 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05: Meghan McCain joins host Julie Mason during a SiriusXM event on February 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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May 11, 2018 8:37 a.m.

The White House official who mocked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for “dying” called McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, on Thursday to apologize for the remark, according to The Hill and Politico.

The conversation “didn’t go so well,” according to a source who spoke with Politico reporter Annie Karni.

The Hill was first to report on Thursday that White House special assistant Kelly Sadler said that John McCain’s opposition to President Trump’s CIA director nominee Gina Haspel didn’t matter because he’s “dying anyway.” The comment was reportedly meant as a joke, but it did not go over well with the rest of the people in the White House meeting, according to sources who spoke with the Hill.

John McCain’s wife Cindy McCain responded with a direct tweet to Sadler on Thursday, pointing out that “my husband has a family, seven children and five grandchildren.” Meghan McCain retweeted her mother.

John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and has been home in Arizona in recent months recovering from treatments. 

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